The Royal Wedding 2018
Let the Countdown Begin!
Many of you, like myself, may have a secret desire to be royalty. It's every little girl's (boy's) dream to one day grow up to be or to marry a prince or (princess). As children we grow up watching Disney movies where the princess lives in a far-away land, resides in an enchanted castle, and one day stumbles upon her (his) true love; her prince charming. Its undeniable. Disney, and even more relate-able, the Royal Family has instilled this fairy tale dream in all of us.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed on Saturday May 19th at 12pm in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Having a wedding on a Saturday goes against tradition within the Royal families customs. However, this will benefit all of us watching the event of the year from the comfort of our own home. The live broadcast will air at 7am Saturday morning here in Canada, which means; why not celebrate their nuptials by making a night or a morning out of it!
We are so excited to cheers the fabulous couple along with the rest of the world, so we have compiled some fun ways for you and your friends to celebrate the Royal festivities.
EAT LIKE A KING/QUEEN!
Since the wedding will be starting as most of us will just be waking up, stay in your jammies and create an elaborate British breakfast for you and your guests!
The British are the geniuses behind high tea, and that's exactly how we see your party panning out. Put out a spread fit for a King/Queen and make your guests who couldn't be there red with envy!
Crumpets, jellies, jams, back bacon, fried tomatoes, scrambled or poached eggs, bangers (sausage) and scones are a must for a true British Breakfast.
See HERE for a complete recipe on how to make a scone,and HERE to learn how to properly eat a scone.
Clotted cream is also a way to impress your guests. Clotted cream is an elegant, spreadable cream which is a very important component of high tea. It is a thick, slightly sweet and with the same density as unsalted butter or cream cheese. It is the cherry on top for a piping hot scone and a delicious cup of Early Grey.
Try out this RECIPE for clotted cream by Curious Cuisiniere
High Tea is a luxurious spread that the Brits take great pride in. Wow your guests with a decadent sweets display with fine pastries, macaroons and tea sandwiches. Tea sandwiches are easy to make and require no time at all. Egg salad, ham & cheese and the ever classic cucumber with cream cheese and dill. These sandwiches are dainty and light enough to keep you full until your next big meal. Use cookie cutters of any shape and size to beautify a simple tea sandwich.
NEVER TOO EARLY FOR A BEVIE OR TWO...
A toast is in order! Celebrating love is something we can get on board with! It may be an early start but it's also a Saturday which means you have the entire next day to catch up on sleep and be in tip top shape for Monday morning! Breakfast beverages are classy and are a sure way to impress your guests. Mimosas, Bellini's, Caesars, Sangria's, mint-fruit infused waters are delicious and look pretty too! Tea is a given and with so many varieties; set up a tea bar- don't forget about grandmas' good china!
For a simple- classic mimosa recipe visit HERE
ITS ALL IN THE DETAILS
High Tea is pretty and pretty fabulous. It has this feeling of high class and elegance that can be easily translated into your own home. Lace is beautiful and timeless. Whether you have a lace overlay or a table cloth that was passed down to you its been kept in storage all these years- now is the time! Doilies- any dollar store and party store supplies doilies of various colours and sizes. They are simple enough to be used in place settings, as coasters, or to wrap your cutlery in them. Pearls and florals are a beautiful way to pull in your decor and displaying good China are always a winning factor. Tea cups and tea pots- to use or to fill with florals are a gorgeous way to create a beautiful space.
If you are having a formal meal- try this LINK for a step by step guide that teaches you how to fold your napkins into a rose.
WATCH THE WEDDING IN STYLE!
Now that you have food and decor taken care of, lets focus on what you will be wearing and what you would like your guests to arrive in! This may not be a black tie affair or is it? It's a theme viewing party so anything from comfies to full blown costumes are OK! Wear your Sunday best; spring dresses, long or short and lace gloves. Still have a few old bridesmaid dresses tucked away? This is the perfect opportunity to wear them again! Have a contest to see who has the best or the ugliest dress for that matter! Fascinators, tiaras and big colourful hats with feathers, flowers and bows are definite for this occasion. The bigger the better! Or do a Spice Girls theme party! Nothing says true Brit like dressing up as Sporty Spice or Posh Spice!
Whatever you decide to do, or how you decide to celebrate- share your images with us! We want to see! Post your images and tag @theeventfirm on Instagram/Facebook or Twitter!